InterContinental Lagos, the first 5 star hotel owned by Milan Group was launched on Sunday 29 September 2013 at Victoria Island, Lagos.
The event was graced by the creme de la creme of Africa, including His Excellency, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), Governor of Lagos State, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria; his predecessor, Chief Joseph Sanusi; Lagos State Commissioners for Commerce and Industry, Sola Oworu; Kayode Opeifa (Transport); Engr. Taofiq Tijani (Energy and Mineral Resources); Group Managing Director of Milan Group, Rajesh Valechha; Executive Director, Milan Group, Vikram Valechha; General Manager, InterContinental Lagos, Didier Coeln; Regional General Manager Africa, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG); Maher Nasr and Regional Director, IHG; Karl Hala, Ali Baba, Omawumi, Yemi Sax and others..
The Governor in his speech commended the promoters of the event for their vision regarding the hotel as a welcome development at a time Nigeria is looking for foreign investments to grow its economy.
Speaking on behalf of the owners of InterContinental Lagos, the Chairman of Milan Group, Ramesh Valechha, disclosed that the newly opened first luxury five-star hotel in the history of Nigeria has created 650 direct employments and scores of indirect employment in the hotel value chain.